Daily Reflections

Called to Serve

October 8, 2022 Alejandra Slemin

“Brothers and sisters, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty.” —Acts 6:3

In Acts 6, we encounter a special scenario. After Jesus ascended into heaven, the disciples were left with a big responsibility: love God and love their neighbors. Somehow they had to develop a plan to serve the people around them and preach the gospel too.

Throughout this passage, the disciples demon- strate important aspects of servanthood:

• Serving others isn’t just a duty; it’s evidence we’ve understood the gospel.
• Taking care of someone’s needs isn’t an easy job and must be done with special care.
• No matter how big or small the task, we need to seek assistance from the Holy Spirit and other believers to guide us in this mission.
• Our true motive for serving will be tested; may grace and wisdom be our foundation.
• When we serve others, we are serving Jesus.

God has given you a place to impact other people. It might be at work or at home. But no matter where it is, God calls you to serve others.

Make it Personal

What are the areas of life where you can build relationships with others? How might God want you to serve those people today?